Duce Staley

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Wins / Losses / Ties Win % Playoff wins / Playoff losses Playoff win % Championship wins
7 56-56-0 50.00% 0-2 0.00% 0

Biography

Duce Staley is currently the running backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles since 2013. Originally hired in 2010 by Andy Reid as a coaching intern. He has since been retained through two subsequent coaching changes as the team's running backs coach. Prior to his coaching career he played in the NFL for ten seasons.

Playing Career

College Career

Itawamba Community College

Staley played two seasons at Itawamba Community College (1993-1994) to begin his college career. During his time with the school, he was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association's All-American team, and at the conclusion of 1994 season, Staley transferred to Div. 1.

University of South Carolina

In 1995 and 1996, Staley played college football at South Carolina under head coach Brad Scott. The Gamecocks struggled during his two seasons with the team, finishing 10-11-1 in his two seasons with the team. While the team struggled, he excelled---his success led him to be elected into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.

NFL Career

Philadelphia Eagles

In 1997, Staley was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 3rd round of the NFL draft. Over the next seven seasons, Staley rushed for the 3rd most yards in franchise history at the time of retirement (now 5th). During his time with the Eagles, he played in 114 games (starting 75 of them) and saw the field as the team's kick returner in his rookie year. Three times during his tenure with the team the players named him the team offensive MVP. At the end of the 2003 season, he was not re-signed by the team at the conclusion of his contract.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Staley eventually signed a five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers under head coach Bill Cowher in 2004 and competed with Jerome Bettis for the starting running back job. He eventually won the starting job, but suffered a hamstring injury during the season and missed six games during the season. However, he time as a starting running back was over. In his final two seasons, he played in only six games, starting one, while missing twenty six. After the 2006 season, Staley retired.

Coaching Career

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2010, Staley returned to the NFL on the Eagles coaching staff, beginning as a coaching intern under his former head coach Andy Reid. After a season as an intern, he moved to the special teams-quality control role where he worked with special teams coordinator Bobby April. Staley spent two seasons in this position before moving to the running backs coach in 2013. In his first season with the position, he helped star running back LeSean McCoy to career highs in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage en route to his second first-team All-Pro team of his career. The running game regressed each of the next two season as McCoy could not replicate the yardage of his 2013 season and departed the team via trade before the 2015 season. In his place, the Eagles signed DeMarco Murray in free agency. However, Murray struggled throughout the season and split time with Ryan Mathews. Staley was retained by new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson after the departure of former head coach Chip Kelly.

History

Year Franchise Position Wins / Losses / Ties Playoff wins / Playoff losses Championship win
2016 Philadelphia Eagles Running Backs Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2015 Philadelphia Eagles Running Backs Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2014 Philadelphia Eagles Running Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-0
2013 Philadelphia Eagles Running Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2012 Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams Quality Control Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2011 Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams Quality Control Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2010 Philadelphia Eagles Coaching Intern 10-6-0 0-1